Swiss-French quartet Kuma has announced details of their debut EP.
Kumadé is coming out this April via Rocafort Records, and today we’re sharing ‘Alfama’ our favourite track from the EP.
Led by keyboardist Matthieu Llodra and saxophonist Arthur Donnot the line up is completed by Fabien Iannone on bass and Maxence Sibille on drums.
Recorded in January at the Kitchen Studio in Geneva, the quartet takes inspiration from the new UK jazz scene, Latin, and soul as well as the pop sounds of Bon Iver and electronic music.
Across the four tracks, they display excellent musicianship, delicacy and sophistication, from the ECM-inspired soundscapes of ‘Alfama’ and ‘The Core’ to the funky-fusion of ‘Kumadé’ and ‘IGATF’ their sound is fresh and wide-ranging.
Press play on ‘Alfama’, a delicate song that is sound-tracked by beautiful melodies, silky sax lines, hypnotic keyboard refrains and subtle drums. The bass which sits back in the mix adds to the gentle calmness.
Listen below, and be sure to check out Kumadé when it drops on April 3rd!
2. Kumadé ft. Zacharie Ksyk
3. The Core